Job Description

Payroll Title:
Facilities Planning and Management
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hr shifts, Monday - Friday

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#111703 Senior Planner-Facilities

Filing Deadline: Mon 9/27/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/27/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Involves providing strategic and long range planning for the programming, design, development and disposition of properties and facilities, including buildings, infrastructure and landscape projects; research, collect and analyze planning data to develop planning policies and procedures, project planning, design and program guidelines; compliance with environmental planning regulations and architectural design review.

Uses advanced planning concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues and provide high level expertise and assistance to senior management on all aspects of city planning, architecture and/or other related fields. Participates in the development of short and long range development plans, and proposes/recommends revisions and/or refinements, including identifying and proposing solutions to potential problem areas.


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area; and/or equivalent combination of experience/training.

  • A minimum of five or more years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields

  • Extensive experience in space planning and management, preferable in healthcare facilities in a university setup or similar complex setting.

  • Experience in planning and management includes facilities management, space planning and analysis, capital improvements processing, and budget and financial planning and analysis.

  • Background in healthcare facilities planning, space utilization and capital funding mechanisms. Knowledge of medical centers and university organizations, activities, functions and goals.

  • Proven ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications and communicate information to lay persons. Ability to research and present findings in reports, skills to recognize problems, develop potential solutions. Implement appropriate solutions and evaluate results and progress.

  • Strong analytical and qualitative skills including Financial Analysis, Modeling and forecasting.

  • Demonstrated writing excellence including the preparation of official correspondence for signature of Healthcare System Officials.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications. Advanced skills in using electronic spreadsheets, database modeling applications, automated reporting, word processing and presentation software.

  • Strong leadership, team management and consensus- building skills. Ability to employ interpersonal skills in situations calling for tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

  • Solid ability to coordinate work of individuals in variety of health systems and campus offices, architects, project managers and committees in meeting deadlines. Ability to act as intermediary between facility Users/staff and architects, engineers and contractors.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment of constantly changing priorities without compromising work quality and productivity.


  • Master's Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning or environmental related field
  • Five years of experience with significant exposure to healthcare projects.
  • Basic CAD knowledge.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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